jointure

noun

  • Decedents Estates Law/ Estate and Trusts Law

Definitions of jointure

  • where a husband grants his wife the use of real property for the rest of her life following his death; where one spouse grants the other spouse the use of real property for the rest of his or her life following the death of the spouse granting the use of the real property

    A jointure must take effect immediately after the husband's death.

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